Fifteen Years Later

Hi, A blog post of two parts today 🙂 Blog History Back in October 2005, a young (ish) chap sat with his back to the garden, in a room that’s no longer there. Autumn sunlight glowed against the wallpaper, but the man was lost in his thoughts, staring at the computer’s bulky monitor. Should he press ‘post’ or not? There’s a dilemma of the modern world many folk don’t have 😉 The computer, the wallpaper, and that room have all gone – renovations and recycling – but somehow, this blog remains. Yes, I’ve switched platforms, yet it’s the same old weekly posts. Well, occasional midweek ones, this year too. Various topics of reflection, sharing, trying to change things, and – […]

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In search of…

Hi, As someone who maintains two wardrobes, there are times when the differences in the fashion industry’s approach frustrates. As a bloke, my options around trousers, shirts, and boots are fairly static, and therefore easy. At least, they are for a person who shops on the high street – or more accurately, retail park via online. Perhaps if I was more into higher fashion and/or higher expense, there would be more going on, but hey ho. While I have some interest in how I look as a guy, I have more thoughts, interest, and choice in Lynn mode. Style and fashion – for the two are not always good bedfellows, IMHO – in the women’s department is considerably more complex. […]

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A look back – October

Hi, Despite the global pandemic, insanity of certain world leaders, the world continues to turn. True, slightly warmer and wetter going by reports, but we are still here. So it is that the season turn and the path on my lunchtime walk is now peppered with fallen leaves. Thinning branches hold on to a dwindling canopy, but the gaps to a pale sky competes with the blaze of rich autumn colours. A lazy Summer day is nice, but I’m not one for hot weather. Spring is welcome after the long Winter, but it’s Autumn that’s in my heart. The darkening days, cooler temperatures, more agreeable fashions, and the long steady drift through half-term and slow-then-rush to Christmas. With cooler weather […]

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When it all goes well

Hi, Do you find that there are some days, in which a lot gets done? Not so much the churn of work and the cycle of back to back meetings for the unlucky, but that the Fates smile and you have a day to remember. Thursday was that day for me and I feel very lucky for it. Thank you TrendCo A number of weeks ago, I was talking with the Ever Lovely Mrs J about the (now long passed) birthday situation and my lovely partner asked – with a cheecky smile – if there was anything I wanted in the fancy department. Where that is in a particular store, I don’t know, but it sounds ah-may-zing 😁 Camp jokes […]

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Short on time

Hi, In conversation with the Every Lovely Mrs J, I realised that the Jones Crew had not been into town since February. Sure, there’s been the school run, occasional supermarket shop or pick up, but no visit to the town centre. Perhaps like a growing number of folk, it’s a lot easier to get things online. Not just Amazon, but looking at our recent purchases: school uniform, the lawn mower, kids casual clothes (EMP \m/ ), chocolates for Mrs J, and occasional fabulousness for Muggins here: none was collected from the high street. I would stress the occasional on my clothing and shoe purchases, due to working from home a lot and six months of no Chams visits. Okay, the […]

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